Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we reviewed for the student's chapter three math test which included doubles addition, three digit addition, and making tens. We worked on the review sheet provided by her teacher, and then we played a three-digit addition math game that I brought with me to help her with fact memorization."
"We reviewed four functions and I showed her the relationship between decimals and money. We also used multiplication of decimals to introduce the concept of sales tax."
"Student 1: This week the student and I worked on her math and vocabulary homework. For math, she had to do two worksheets on subtraction. She did an excellent job with both and guided me through how to write out subtraction problems in two different ways. The problems asked her to use pictures to symbolize a number of things and then cross out some of the things in order to make a subtraction problem. At the end, she had to write the sentence and draw the picture herself, and she did a great job. Second, we worked on her vocabulary by making a matching game with the words. She wrote all the words on pieces of paper and then we flipped them over. We took turns trying to find the matches with words that rhymed. She knew the words very well and had no problem spelling them. Student 2: The student and I worked on his math and science homework. For science, he had to draw a graph using a table of values from class. He did a very nice job with this, and was able to walk me through what he was doing. We then worked on his math problems on functions. He had a pretty easy time with these, but he struggled a bit to make his own charts. This was mainly a problem because of his difficulty with making sure there is enough room to write everything, and with making things clean and neat. I encouraged him to draw the charts big so that he had lots of room to write in them. At first he was frustrated, but he did a nice job coming up with the rule for each table, and finding the missing values. We still need to work on his multiplication tables so that he doesn't have to multiply in his head each time."
"The student scored 11/22 on the practice test I wrote and gave him. We went over all the problems he missed and I've left him with the answer sheet which contains all the work, step by step, to obtain the answer. He generally did well on the log questions and some others more difficult questions, but missed some of the easier inequality questions. I've asked him to review this again this evening to make sure he understands how to solve each problem type. His test is tomorrow (Thursday) and I wish him good luck."
"In our session, we covered the fundamentals and basic applications of vectors. We utilized the dot product to find the angle between two vectors and as a check to see if the vectors are parallel or perpendicular. We also compared the various formats for writing the equation of a line and worked through various applications. The student took a minute to familiarize himself with the material, but after a few problems, he showed a strong understanding of the material covered on his upcoming test. He has multiple packets of practice problems to work through for his class which will serve well to cement the material into his memory."
"Today we covered working with logarithms in terms of graphing, inverting, and solving numerically, for base e and general integer bases. Next session, we will continue to review for the upcoming test that the student has."